| Fadley Faisal |
A LOCAL man was sentenced to three years and four months in jail with six strokes of the cane yesterday by the Magistrate’s Court for two counts of outraging the modesty of an eight-year-old girl.
According to DPP Norjauinah’s statement of facts tendered in the court, the 23-year-old defendant was working at the Andulau sawmill and was living at the staff house along Jalan Labi, Kuala Belait. In June this year, the defendant took the victim to one of the empty rooms of the house to satisfy his sexual desire. In the kitchen area of the empty room, the defendant removed her dress and abused her. After this, the defendant told the victim to put on her dress and get out.
On the afternoon of September 5, the defendant again brought the victim to the empty room intending to have sex with her. He repeated the same acts this time as well. The case came to light after the girl’s school filed a complaint regarding the incident early this month.